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    Your one handgun - $900 limit

    Okay, let's tweak the other related thread a bit.

    If you could only have one handgun, and you had to bring the cost under $900. That includes any extra magazines/speedloaders/grips that you'd want to have too. If you always open carry, fine, if you concealed carry and also need to be prepared for animal attacks... you determine the mission details, just explain it.

    At this price point, I might commit to wearing baggy shirts or a jacket all the time, and go for my TEOTWAKI gun, which I already own.

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    It's a Rock Island 1911A2; 14+1 capacity of .45ACP. That's a lot of attitude adjustment. One of them just sold on gunbroker for $410. It has higher capacity and a longer sight radius/higher velocity than my Cold Defender because of the 2" of barrel it has that the Defender doesn't. Many of the RIA parts are the same as single stack 1911s. You can see some custom work on mine; I added the thumb safety, and my gunsmith put on some nice tritium sights. And I'm still well below the $900 limit. I carry this concealed on a regular basis.

    So what else would you buy/put together for under $900?
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    I'd do the 10mm version of that right there ^^^^^^^
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    5.5" Uberti .45

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yissnakk View Post
    I'd do the 10mm version of that right there ^^^^^^^
    Oooooh, now that's a great idea. More capacity, darn good round in a platform that makes a .45 feel like a 9mm. Nice pick.

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    5.5" Uberti .45
    Okay, I bet you've got some interesting reasoning for that choice. Tell us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaShooter View Post
    5.5" Uberti .45

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    Reasons-

    - reliability of SA is high IMHO
    - SA slows me down... So I shoot better and use less ammo
    - a good .45 load can stop a large creature
    - I can easily (and do) reload .45
    - I can reload powerpuff loads for plinking
    - birdshot is available
    - I would look good on a horse with this gun plus my Rossi lever

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    Nice. Those are some of the reasons I gave some consideration to choosing this:

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    But 3x the ammo and 2" more barrel won out for me.
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    I've never even come close to spending $900 on a handgun. That's why when I was younger, I really loved Taurus guns, because they fit my budget and you could get a pretty nice gun for not so much money. Even today, though, I look for good deals and I think I can honestly say that the most I've ever spent on a handgun was $605, which was my Taurus PT1911. And to answer the OP, it would either be that gun or my Taurus model 66 that I would choose.
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    Sig P365. Spend the money left over on some XS Big Dot sights and a good holster.
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    How many of these threads are there?

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